Enable runs out ready winner of Cheshire Oaks

Last Updated May 10 2017, 13:58Racing
Enable wins at Chester
Enable wins at Chester

Enable ran out a ready winner of the Arkle Finance Cheshire Oaks under Frankie Dettori.

1425 Chester result
1st Enable 2/1
2nd Alluringly evens favourite

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Enable paid a handsome compliment to stablemate Shutter Speed when running out a ready winner of the Arkle Finance Cheshire Oaks.

Third behind her Musidora-bound neighbour at Newbury last time, the daughter of Nathaniel settled in behind the trailblazing Erica Bing before quickening to the front two furlongs out.

It proved a decisive move under Frankie Dettori for although Ryan Moore sent market leader Alluringly in pursuit they never threatened to reel her in and went down by a length-and-three-quarters.

The pair were well clear of the remainder - led by Tansholpan.

Sky Bet cut the winner to 9/1 from 16/1 for the Investec Oaks - spokesman Michael Shinners saying: "That was a very impressive performance from Enable and all eyes are now on Shutter Speed at York next week. John Gosden and Khalid Abdullah clearly have two very interesting Epsom contenders at this stage."

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Frankie Dettori: "She's a very nice filly, who is improving all the time. She is beginning to know what she is doing.

"I liked the way that she quickened, she quickened really well and put the race to bed. She showed me a good turn of foot and she's a very smart filly. She definitely stays, but she's a stayer with a turn of foot." 

Teddy Grimthorpe, racing manager for winning owner Khalid Abdullah: "We're very happy indeed. She travelled particularly well and Frankie said he felt they were never going a great pace.

"He was always very comfortable and then she quickened and quickened up again, so it was a smart performance.

"She cornered well and is a lengthy filly. That's the bonus of these races, they are educational for the horses and for us."

Grimthorpe on Shutter Speed: "I think distance is going to be at least an issue with Shutter Speed. We're pretty confident Enable will stay a mile and a half, but there is a question mark about Shutter Speed.

"Certainly on her pedigree there is some doubt, which is why she's going to York (Musidora Stakes) next week. She will have the option of the Prix de Diane as well.

"The plan with Enable was to come here today and get her learning and educated on a track like this. For her to develop in the way she has is very pleasing."

Kevin Buckley, representing Alluringly's owners Coolmore: "They look two good fillies, they pulled nine lengths clear of the third. That was all new to her, running around a tight track, and it's why Aidan (O'Brien) sends them. It will have done her good. Ryan was happy with her."

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